Visit Roma and Commerce Roma have joined forces.
Visit Roma and Commerce Roma have joined forces.

Roma alliance formed to lead COVID-19 recovery

COMMERCE Roma and Visit Roma have joined forces to create a COVID-19 Recovery Action Taskforce.

The taskforce is focused on driving a regional economic development recovery plan and is dedicated to formulating a number of achievable actions, ensuring economic sustainability for the region.

“The business community across the Maranoa is hurting, with hundreds of jobs lost in hospitality, accommodation and retail,” Visit Roma President Charlie Eames said.

“And will business doors closing daily, the sheer uncertainty of what is unfolding is difficult to comprehend.

“Under these circumstances, it is difficult to remain hopeful, but we need a plan for recovery and we need to start today.”

Amid all the uncertainty, local business advocacy groups Commerce Roma and Visit Roma are determined to assist the community navigate through this crisis and emerge stronger and more innovative.

“Our communities are resilient and have great capacity to be innovative when the need arises,” Commerce Roma President Cyril Peet said.

“Now more than ever we need to partner with our local businesses to be adaptive to enable the region to prosper.”

The two groups are currently formulating a Recovery Action Plan.

They will then meet with Maranoa Regional Council and other key stakeholders to discuss resources, funding and collaborative partnerships.

“The Taskforce is unanimous that local economic response to COVID-19 needs to be strategic, holistic and collaborative,” Mr Eames said.


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